Enrol in our Expemed course and expand your professional horizons. We guarantee that highly qualified and inspirational instructors will guide you.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our selection of instructors, all of whom are clinically current professionals. Our team comprises practising doctors, paramedics, and nurses with extensive experience in emergency and pre-hospital care.

What sets our Expemed instructors apart is their extensive experience in expedition and remote medicine. They have operated in some of the world’s most challenging and austere environments, providing medical care in settings ranging from dense jungles to high-altitude mountains and arid deserts. Their real-world experience in such extreme conditions ensures they bring unparalleled practical knowledge and insights to our courses.

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As Steve Backshall says, “Get training from people who do it for real!” Our instructors embody this principle, having honed their skills in the most demanding situations. Steve has completed our Expemed course and this year he also trained with us on the NAEMT TECC course.

Please review their detailed biographies below to learn more about their exceptional backgrounds.

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Instructor Biographies

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Ffyon

Ffyon is a specialty doctor in emergency medicine at Hereford County Hospital with a special interest in wilderness and expedition medicine and prehospital emergency medicine.

Medical Cover at Endurance Events & Trekking Expeditions

She has worked as a doctor on Ultramarathons in Wales and the Azores, as ships medical officer on a tall ship sailing in the Atlantic and Caribbean, and as a doctor supporting a teams trekking up Kilimanjaro and to Everest base camp.

Supporting Youth Development Expeditions

Ffyon also works with British Exploring Society, supporting youth development expeditions and has supported an expedition to the Canadian Yukon.

Mountain Rescue

She also takes shifts as a mountain rescue doctor for Longtown Mountain Rescue team in South Wales.

She has a passion for teaching and has gained a PGCE in medical education, which enables her to teach ALS and PHTLS, as well as multiple different wilderness and expedition medicine courses.

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Dan

Daniel is a portfolio GP based in South Wales with a special interest in expedition medicine, medical education, human factors and pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM). He holds both the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is also a Member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Medical Cover at Endurance Events

He has worked to provide medical cover at multiple endurance events and charity challenges both in the UK and overseas, including the tea plantations of Kenya, the Great Wall of China, and the deserts of Jordan. He has supported athletes as they completed the world’s coldest ultramarathon in the frozen Canadian arctic, and has worked as part of the medical team for a major television series on a remote island in the Pacific.

Volunteering & Charity Work

Daniel also volunteers as an enhanced care BASICS doctor, as part of Medserve Wales, and he has recently joined Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. He is also an advanced life support instructor and regularly teaches on wilderness medicine courses all over the world. He is also proud to be the medical director for the UK’s leading telemedicine charity, the Virtual Doctors, which connects remote healthcare workers in Zambia and Malawi with volunteer clinicians to improve patient access and empower rural communities.

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Rhod

Rhod is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of the Academy of Extreme Environment Medicine and a UK Paramedic, with extensive Travel Health, Expedition Medicine and Tropical Disease experience and training. He has years of experience training individuals and teams in medicine in remote areas.

He has extensive experience as a wilderness, expedition and remote area medic/safety professional delivering support to a diverse range of individuals and groups; these have included NGOs, exploration, United Nations missions, media productions and high-threat humanitarian projects, amongst others.

Operational & Expedition Medical Deployments:
Algeria/Afghanistan/Belize/Bosnia/Croatia/Europe/Guatemala/Guyana/ India (West Bengal & Assam)/Iraq/Kenya/ Kurdistan/ Malta/Nigeria/Puntland/Somalia/USA

Education/Training Skills
Developing & delivering both nationally recognised and bespoke training/educational courses to civilian, commercial and government agencies. Courses delivered include FPOS (I), Medicine in Remote Areas, HSE Off- Shore Medic, PHTLS, ITLS, ACLS and Tropical & Travel Health. Between 09/2009-03/2012 Rhod was the Clinical Education & Training Manager at Exmed (UK) Ltd. He is a highly experienced tutor & lecturer to adult learners of varied ethnographic backgrounds. Extensive experience of providing educational mentorship and preceptorship across all levels of registered healthcare practitioners, enhancing their knowledge, skills and confidence when delivering healthcare in remote/austere environments.

Media Experience
Experience of providing both primary and trauma health care support to media projects in a variety of settings. Clients have included both BBC and commercial sector companies (documentary/light entertainment/ marketing). Safety & Medical provider to Icon Films India (West Bengal & Assam) November ’09 (inc. A1 camera operation & stills provision); Tigress/Discovery (UK) Guyana & Belize May/June/July ’12.

Rhod has also completed the Royal Geographical Society Off-Site Safety Management qualification and is a Mental Health Awareness instructor, holding university-accredited qualifications in the subject.

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Expemed Feedback

Read the feedback from the May 2024 course which highlights what the students most enjoyed!: Expemed feedback.

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We look forward to welcoming future learners to our next course which is starting on October 8th  – Book Now!

Case Study From Our Recent Expemed Course 2024

We are thrilled to share a case study based on the feedback from our May 2024 course. This session featured four exceptional instructors with extensive outdoor medicine experience, making it a rich learning opportunity for our students.

Prometheus Trains West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust (WMAS)

Prometheus Medical International are currently providing a number of PHTLS training courses to West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust (WMAS) Clinical Team Mentors as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Steve Backshall trains with Prometheus!

Steve Backshall trained with us on the NAEMT TECC course which teaches prehospital providers how to care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.

Medical scenarios bring training to life for students

Prometheus instructors hosted a medical scenario demonstration day for a Consultancy and Training client to showcase and demonstrate to staff how to get the best out of Medical Scenario training.

Recruiting Medical Training Instructors

Prometheus Medical has on-going opportunities for professional Medical Training Instructors in all regions of the UK.

Serve on Charity Volunteers Receive First Response Training

Serve On chose Prometheus Medical to provide the FREC 3 course on-site at our purpose-built facility in Hereford due to previous successful training courses with us.